CHANA: Counseling, Helpline & Aid Network for Abused Women Services

CHANA Office: (410) 234-0030 Helpline (410) 234-0023

Counseling Services
Individual counseling to women who are survivors of domestic abuse.
Jewish Community Services (410) 466-9200
House of Ruth (410) 889-7884
Shofar Coaltion (410) 843-7576

Legal Services
Assistance with Protective/Peace orders, civil and criminal matters.
House of Ruth Legal Clinic (410) 554-8463
Women’s Law Center (410) 321-8761

Hours: 8:30-8:30 on Monday and Friday. 8:30-5:30 on Tues/Wed/Friday

Youth Curriculum
Presentations to local, state, national, and international groups of teens, educators, clergy, camps, youth organizations, and school-aged students.
Barbi Hyman (410) 843-7587

Community Outreach
Translation of domestic abuse materials in English, Spanish, Russian, Farsi. Community programs designed specifically for recent immigrants.
Zohreh Farnoosh (Farsi) (410) 234-0030

Client/Legal Advocate
Weekday and Sunday appointments with an advocate available
Cynthia Ohana (410) 234-0030

Court Companion
Various District and Circuit Courts in the Baltimore area

Kosher safehouse for a family in need of emergency shelter

Meetings, letters, emails, faxes, and calls regarding legislative issues

Special Programs/Events

Self-defense classes (410) 415-6015
Masada Tactical, LLC
1498 Reisterstown Road, Suite 206
Baltimore, Maryland 21208

Seasonal newsletter with recent articles and
information, “Volunteer Spotlight” and CHANA "Wish List"

Cellphone donations
Cellphones are recycled, as well as given
to clients in need of an emergency line.

Jewish Women International Mother’s Day Project
Bouquet of flowers delivered to one mother in our local
Jewish community

Gift Boxes, Baskets
Delivery of Holiday goodies to past and current clients

School Supply Drive
Clients and kids can come “shop” for new school supplies

Awareness Month Programming
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (December)
National Stalking Awareness Month (January)
CHANA will offer a Volunteer Workshop.
You can learn all about CHANA and how to work on our helpline, advocate for victims of domestic violence, help with our Youth Curriculum, donate cellphones, write newsletter articles, deliver kosher groceries to a woman and/or her children in the safehouse, transport a client to/from an appointment and many other opportunities.

For more information about volunteering for CHANA, contact Ellen Fox at or call 410-234-0030.


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HOTLINE: 410-234-0023   M + Th, 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.     T + W + F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.